What is the Superior Health Foundation?

The Superior Health Foundation (SHF) is a conversion 501 c (3) foundation that materialized on Sept. 1 following Duke LifePoint’s acquisition of Marquette General Health System. It is a stand-alone corporation and is not affiliated in any way with Duke LifePoint or Marquette General. Its mission is assist with unmet healthcare needs, with health education, and with programs and research on preventing illness and promoting health. That mission may include supporting (a) the unmet healthcare needs of the indigent and uninsured; (b) healthcare education programs; (c) supporting programs and research which have the primary purpose of preventing and reducing illness and disease; and (d) other programs to promote the health, education and welfare of the community.

The SHF Board of Directors will communicate with a variety of stakeholders throughout the Upper Peninsula to receive input and feedback on how SHF can have the most effective impact on health issues in the communities of the U.P. The feedback we receive will help us to develop a strategic grantmaking policy for serving our communities.  Following the approval of the Strategic Grantmaking Policy, we will develop a grant-making timetable.